I often find that when people comment on my clothes, I want to tell them a story. I tell them where and when and under what circumstances I got a particular item, if I’m proud of myself for acquiring it (it was the last one or a bargain, or…). Today, I find I want to talk about two pieces of clothing no one has commented on so far (one no one sees..) because each one has a story behind it.
Here they are together.
Pretty unexciting, right? Sports bra and running tights (or capris…). And yet both of these make me laugh for different reasons.
So, let’s start at the top.
I got this pink and orange Champion sports bra along with another, similar stripey bra a little more than two years ago. When I moved in with mr. strivingcynic, I knew I’d seen pink/orange, but one day it was just gone. I thought maybe it was in the laundry, but loads came back pink/orange-free. Every time I cleaned a drawer I thought, maybe I’ll find that pink and orange bra stuck behind, or under, or inside, but it never materialized.
The other week, as I began my preliminary organization, I once again went through my drawers. Mr. sc was hanging out with me, so I mentioned how I was missing pink/orange, showed him yellow/blue and realized that it still wasn’t turning up.
It was just a mystery. So, imagine my surprise the other week when I came home one day to find pink/orange in our laundry basket! Mr. sc was doing laundry and thought something had fallen behind the washer. He was wrong, but a certain pink/orange piece of clothing was waiting back there. I have a friend who has an adage about how you make room in your life when you clean/sort/organize, so I felt like pink/orange’s return was my reward for cleaning!
On to the bottom. I was at Target before Christmas when I saw this baby on the clearance rack. Everything was right about it. The length, the hot purple trim, the price! I was so excited! I got them home, washed them, tried them on to see how they fit and realized one small issue.
The inside is fleece.
They feel so soft and warm…so cozy. Which is all well and good if you’re working out outside, but I go to the gym. Which is heated….so the thought of wearing fleece while exercising is…not exactly a punishment, but not exactly a pleasure either. I have worn them once or twice (on nonrunning days) and I do get warm. Sometimes I think they might make good wear around the house pants, or even pajama bottoms. I suppose it serves me right for not investigating them further!
Has any of your clothing ever gone missing? Did it return to you? Have you ever bought clothes that you realized weren’t quite what you thought?